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Could the Cloud Enhance Privacy?

ONLINE PRIVACY—AUSTRALIA

November 30, 2010

Collaboration across borders is vital to reduce cloud computing risks, Minister for Privacy and Freedom of Information Brendan O'Connor said at the annual iappANZ conference this week. Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim, meanwhile, noted at the event, "Cloud computing has the potential to be privacy enhancing," but added, new laws will require organizations to take more responsibility for the information they collect. O'Connor said privacy laws are being reviewed so that "a robust privacy framework" is developed in Australia, Computerworld reports, but he also stressed that it will be "collaborative efforts between government and organizations that will create the tools to protect us all."
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